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Traitor's Moon: The Nightrunner Series, Book 3 (Nightrunner #3)

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Seregil and Alec have spent the last two years in self-imposed exile, far from their adopted homeland, Skala, and the bitter memories there. But their time of peace is shattered by a desperate summons from Queen Idrilain, asking them to aid her daughter on a mission to Aurenen, the very land from which Seregil was exiled in his youth.
ebook, 563 pages
Published December 23rd 2009 by Spectra (first published July 6th 1999)
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Peggy
Aug 31, 2007 Peggy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
This installment felt somewhat transitional to me, coming after the interconnected, myth-arcs-to-the-brim feeling of the first two books. This feeling makes even more sense now that LF has said the fourth and fifth Nightrunner books will be a two-parter of the same story, as well. This book is absolutely necessary for Seregil, who was in some ways ruined by the events of SD. Seregil needs this book to be able to deal with his issues - including those pesky ones from his childhood - so that he an ...more
Contrarius
Apr 30, 2012 Contrarius rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Like the first two volumes of the series, this book constantly frustrated me because it could have been so much better if the plot had simply been handed over to a better prose stylist. There's really not much wrong with the plot itself -- not in the classics category, for sure, but there are enough complications and twists and turns and opportunities for emotional drama to keep most everyone happy. Unfortunately, Flewelling just doesn't have the talent to make the most of that plot. There's no ...more
Kathryn
Mar 24, 2008 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Seregil and Alec have left Rhiminee, and are living in the wilds of Skala, as far from civilization as they can get. Seregil is still recovering from the emotional trauma he suffered at the end of Darkness, and the only person he wants anything to do with is Alec. Alec has finally more-or-less completed his training, and the two are now equals, and lovers. Their idyllic existence is interrupted when Seregil recieves a summons from the Queen of Skala, who asks him to accompany her daughter on a d ...more
Stewart
Having essentially wrapped up her major storyline in Stalking Darkness, Flewelling explores Seregil's complicated past and homeland in this third installment of her excellent Nightrunner fantasy series. Traitor's Moon is the least satisfying of the three, however, for several reasons. First, Flewelling inexplicably eshews the swift action-adventure storylines that propelled this series to greatness by instead narrowly focusing on the rather mundane and static political machinations of Seregil's ...more
Paul
Nov 29, 2015 Paul rated it it was amazing
I love this series. If you love epic fantasy these are old but great.
Jesse
MAN do I love the Nightrunner series.

After the emotionally-charged events of Stalking Darkness, Seregil and Alec are asked to go with Princess Klia to Aurënen to begin talks to repeal the Edict. The Skalan war with Plenimar isn't going so great, and Queen Idrilain desperately needs the aid of the Aurënfaie, whose borders have long been closed to Skala.

There are so many things I love about these books, and one of many is the adventure and exploration of it all. I really enjoy stories where the ch
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neo
Mar 25, 2016 neo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
nada como ficar acordada até 3 da matina pra terminar um livro. esse fica com 4.5 estrelas.
fleurette
Apr 21, 2016 fleurette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The third book in the series and I have read it just after the two previous ones.

This one wasn't as full of action as the previous books, instead it was more into intrigue. And it was managed really well. The plot was even a bit more complicated that in the previous books and it was definitely as grabbing and entertaining. Seregil finally comes back to his homeland and, of course, Alec is with him.

They are already lovers for two years in the beginning of the story. And here is the only thing I t
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Summer
First of all, Lynn Flewelling cheats you out of the big SCENE ... if you know what I mean. In fact, she pretty much fast forwards this book so far from the last one that if you are like me and got into this book immediately after the previous book looking for some big THINGS you will also be disappointed. That being said, apparently you can read some of that in a collection of short stories published separately but I have yet to read it. Maybe it would have been better to read that first going i ...more
Anna Nesterovich
Jun 21, 2016 Anna Nesterovich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, must-have
I feel a little conflicted about this third book in the series. On the one hand, it's still much better than most of what I read. On the other hand, it's sort of transitional. Te books in the series are very different in style. The first one is a detective, the second - an epic, this one has elements of a detective again, but demons that must be hunted are mostly inner. It's all about Seregil, he learns himself in this book and sorts out his past and present.

The writing changes greatly from book
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Katerina
Mar 14, 2015 Katerina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recensioni
Non capisco perchè, nell'edizione italiana, è stato dato tanto peso a Kerry: non è un posto importante per la trama, è giusto lo sputo di terra in cui è nato Alec e non ci sono mai tornati.
Potevo capire nei primi due libri: Alec viene da Kerry, ed è un arciere, ma qui? Alec non è un (o 'il') traditore. E dirlo è uno spoiler tanto quanto dire che, nell'Odissea, Ulisse non è una donna.
Spoiler free sul libro in questione, ma spoiler sui precedenti.

Non so neanche perchè la sinopsi del terzo libro è
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Cody VC
Dec 09, 2011 Cody VC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cody by: Ria
My first impression was, fortunately, mistaken--Thero figures prominently enough in this, and we're shown a little growth (most of which has happened off-screen). However, that's not enough to help this book. The long passages of blatant exposition/info-dump are back, and the plot could be that of any political-intrigue book--there was nothing that made it actually fantasy other than the names. The dashes of magic were just to do what ordinary smoke and mirrors would have done in a magic-less wo ...more
Trix
Jan 15, 2011 Trix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book very much. However, one thing I found askew from the general feel of the series was the apparent lack of thrilling action. Having followed the characters through shady streets and war ravaged country, Aurenen land seemed too bland. I read the book with a constant dread, always expecting a criminal to pop up at the next page turn. And they never did. And for a land supposedly magical, it wasn't all that exciting.

As other readers have pointed, Seregil seemed much too subdued an
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Charlotte
May 01, 2010 Charlotte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is for the first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series, it does however exclude the following volumes, which in my opinion differ strongly from the first 3.

I realise I find it hard to start writing a review for these books. The first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series are definately part of my favorite books ever. Within the genre of fantasy, they set such high standarts that many other books appear shallow beside them. The books are full of great and often innovative plot ide
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Schnaucl
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Rosu Aquabutts
4.5 "I really liked it." / "It was amazing."

Okay, I really liked this.

Where the first two books were very classic epic fantasy with a looming apocalypse, secret societies, plotting necromancers, and dark lords rising, Traitor's Moon is a standalone novel that is one part political thriller, one part mystery novel, and one part character drama. It's a way more interesting setup and it really captured me.

I loved Seregil and Alec and their relationship in the first two books, but the world and plot
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Emily G
Mar 09, 2014 Emily G rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy this book the first time I read it because it is so different from the first two books. On subsequent readings I have liked it better, but it still doesn't make me like Seregil much or understand him at times. Alec seems to be the one who works harder at the relationship and is an absolute saint when dealing with some of Seregil's crap. Don't get me wrong, I do love their relationship, especially that they are now emotionally linked via the talímenios bond, but this book stole my ...more
Kara
Apr 26, 2015 Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was just a little too angsty. Plus, I wish Seregil and Alec's relationship hadn't been glossed over, I would have loved to see it develop.
Coolcurry
Traitor’s Moon is the third book in the Nightrunner series, however it is a stand alone that the author says can be read independently. If you want to start from the first book, look at Luck in the Shadows. This installment is more diplomacy and political machinations than the prior novels. Skala has not been fairing well in the war, and Alec and Seregil are recruited on a diplomatic mission to Aurenen to request aid.

My major problem with Traitor’s Moon lay in the pacing. This is a 540 page nove
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Kelsey Hanson
Ugh. I think I might be done with this series... or at least go on a hiatus for a while. This series has always been kind of in the middle of the road for me, but it did have some admirable characters including gay (bisexual?) main characters and a society where both men and women can have powerful authority. BUT.... there were always a few problems that have gotten a bit more noticeable this time around. For starters, I'm not sure if the author really knows what to do with Seregil and Alce roma ...more
Charles
Stuff I Read - Traitor's Moon by Lynn Flewelling Review

I always describe this series like pulling on a warm sweater. Because it's comforting and because I could spend all my time just enjoying the feeling of reading it. I love this series. It's not exactly the most challenging of reads, but there is something about an epic fantasy with an M/M relationship that is just so great. And here the relationship is finally off the ground. Finally! After two books of alluding to the feelings and slowly bu
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Shelby
I find myself struggling a little bit with this one. It’s not that I dislike the series, quite the opposite, but I still find myself just liking it. It doesn’t jump off the page for me and wrap itself around my brain until I can think of little else. This book in particular took a step back for me for most of the book. I kept waiting for the characters I’ve enjoyed to step up and be themselves. While their mental place was understandable it just wasn’t as fun as the other books.

After the horrors
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Jennn
Apr 16, 2009 Jennn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2009
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Master spies Seregil and Alec are no strangers to peril. Their assignments, nightrunning for wizards and nobles, have led them into many deadly situations. But sometimes the greatest danger can lurk beneath a traitor's moon.

Wounded heroes of a catalysmic battle, Seregil and Alec have spent the past wo years in self-imposed exile, far from the bitter memories there. But as the war rages on, their time of peace is shattered by a desperate summons from Queen Idrilain, asking them to
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BJ Rose
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Shortlatte
Mar 19, 2012 Shortlatte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review covers the first three books in the Nightrunner series. For those who haven’t yet read these books, be warned that there are spoilers ahead.

Every year I seem to stumble upon a series that seemed innocuous enough on the shelf, and I take that series home, unwittingly committing myself to a week in which all my waking thoughts will be consumed by this new world and its characters. Last year, I was lucky enough to happen upon this phenomenon twice, first with Karen Marie Moning’s Fever
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Lee Snellman
As with the first two parts of this series, I loved it. The fantasy is great - such a vivid imagination, weaving a world that feels so real and true.

As I chose to start reading the Nightrunners series, I chose it mainly because I was in the mood for fantasy. As it also was classified as m/m romance, I did expect it to be more like most books of that genre though - filled with sex and passion in other words. I kept expecting it in the beginning, but now I'm glad for the romance to be as it is - a
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Keziah Wallis
Sep 27, 2010 Keziah Wallis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-edit
Once again Flewelling has managed to bring to life the lush, rich world of the Nightrunner series. With every book Alec and Seregil and their supporting characters grow and develop, leaving one with such a sense of realism that these books are a pleasure to read. I adored the fact that both Alec and Seregil had changed since the events at the end of Stalking Darkness and I loved seeing Seregil's retun to Aurenen and his forced confrontation with his guilt and betrayal. I also loved the depiction ...more
Gabrielle Morgan
This book doesn't have the amount of action its predecessors did, but in spite of that, I love it just as much as I did Luck in the Shadows and Stalking Darkness. Maybe even more. There's so much insight into Seregil's character and his past, and for anyone who loves Seregil as much as I do, it's a real treat. Addad to that, some of the moments between him and Alec just made my heart melt.

This book also gave me a greater appreciation for Beka and Thero, two characters I already enjoyed but hadn'
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Snowtulip
Sep 26, 2012 Snowtulip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, fantasy, own
4.5

I still absolutely love this series! I didn't love this book as much as the first two stories, but it's still an absolutely amazing read.

In this book we see a very different Seregil. He had so much emotional damage from book two and throw in a trip to the home he's been exiled from...of course he's going to be more subdued and reflective.

There is still plenty of intrigue and continued character development and world building. Like other reviews, I missed the high paced action, but anticipate
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